Side Events

Thursday 2 September 18:00 > 19:00

“Adaptation to climate change, a driving force for the societies to transit to a greener future” Round table organized by Natural Environment and Climate Change Agency - NECCA

Prof. Maria P. Papadopoulou (Moderator) Prof. Costas Synolakis Prof. Phoebe Koundouri Mr. Christos Economou
Room: A - Round table
A new, more ambitious EU strategy on adaptation to climate change will be recently adopted by EC in order to strengthen efforts on climate-proofing, resilience building, prevention and preparedness, ensuring that businesses, cities and citizens are able to integrate climate change into their risk management practices.

Achieving the transition to a climate-neutral society will require significant investments in research and innovation, new ways of producing and consuming, and changes in the way we work and live together. Leading role in this process will play the involvement of the societies. To reach economy-wide climate neutrality, it is not possible to rely only on carbon removal all pathways towards climate neutrality require significant emissions reduction meaning adaption of a more resource efficient lifestyle for the modern societies.

The challenges and the opportunities raised by the European Green Deal to boost the efficient use of resource by moving to a cleaner and greener economy achieved by investing in environmentally-friendly technologies and supporting research innovation, will be discussed in this round table.


Tentative agenda
Moderator: Prof Maria P. Papadopoulou, President of the Administrative Board of Natural Environment and Climate Change Agency – Introduction

Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation, Dr C. Dimas, “Research and innovation opportunities in Greece to boost economic growth” (to be confirmed)

Prof. C. Synolakis - Academy of Athens, “The impacts of climate change to the natural ecosystems in Greece -Greek Climate Law as a driving force to more resilient societies towards 2050”

Prof. Ph. Koundouri - Athens University of Economics and Business, “The challenges and the opportunities raised by the European Green Deal to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a cleaner and greener economy”

 Mr. C. Economou - Deputy Director / Head of Unit EC Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Directorate for Maritime Policy and Blue Economy, “The recent EC Communication on a new approach for a sustainable blue economy”

Questions, discussion

Conclusions

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President, Athens College; Professor of Civil, Environmental and Aerospace Engineering
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Athens University of Economics and Business
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Deputy Director / Head of Unit, European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Directorate for Maritime Policy and Blue Economy